- to pursue or ambush by a still hunt.
- to carry on a still hunt.
Origin of still-hunt
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
- a hunt for game carried on stealthily, as by stalking, or under cover, as in ambush.
- Informal. a quiet or secret pursuit of any object.
Origin of still hunt
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for still-hunt
Then, of course, they used to still-hunt them with bows and arrows.Jack the Young Explorer
George Bird Grinnell
Another method is to still-hunt him, the same as is done with deer.Cruisings in the Cascades
George O. Shields
Once in a while some of the men would go into the swamp and still-hunt wild hogs, and we would get some fresh pork.Life in the Confederate Army
Arthur Peronneau Ford
It could not be called a "still-hunt," for the reason that six men hunting in a pack are never still; however, it did not matter.Hunting in Many Lands
They are extremely intelligent animals, and it is therefore very difficult to still-hunt them.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
Dean Conant Worcester
- the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing
- to hunt (quarry) in this way
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